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About the speaker series

Private Law of Data Project, together with the Future Law Lab and the CyberLaw Student Association, cordially invite you to Jagiellonian's 2022 Online Seminar in Data Law. The seminar is free and open to everyone but to participate and receive the readings please register by filling out this form.

The Seminar will devote itself to the intersections of law, technology (in particular data analytics), economics, and society. We hope to explore how the private law’s principles of efficiency and freedom of enterprise interact with the privacy law’s commitments to data minimization and informational autonomy; how the law contributed to the emergence and legitimization of the data analytics society; what harms do individuals and societies incur; and what role the law can play in reshaping the digital world into a more humane environment. We want to bring together both junior and established scholars from all around the world, create a space for critical engagement, and expose students and researchers from less affluent institutions to the world-class scholarship.

Sessions will take place on Thursdays, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CET (Paris, Brussels, Berlin). We envision up to 40 mins of presentations followed by a Q&A.

Dates & Themes



Salome Viljoen (Michigan University)

What makes datafication (legally) wrongful?



Thomas Streinz (New York University)

European Data Law



Eliza Mik (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Much Ado about Artificial Intelligence or: Automating the Process of Contract Formation



Julie E. Cohen (Georgetown Univeristy)

Doughnut Privacy



Orla Lynskey (London School of Economics)

Sustaining Surveillance through Data Protection Law



Mid-autumn break



Catalina Goanta (Utrecht University)

This man is not a business: Identity commodification and legal tensions between commercial obligations and privacy expectations in the influencer economy



Federico Galli (University of Bologna)

Algorithmic Marketing and EU Law on Unfair Commercial Practices



Francesca Episcopo (University of Amsterdam)

Rethinking the fundamental right to data protection in Europe



Raphaël Gellert (Radboud University)



Julie E. Cohen

Julie E. Cohen is the Mark Claster Mamolen Professor of Law and Technology at the Georgetown University Law Center. She teaches and writes about surveillance, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, information platforms, and the ways that networked information and communication technologies are reshaping legal institutions. She is the author of Between Truth and Power: The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2019); Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code and the Play of Everyday Practice (Yale University Press, 2012), which won the 2013 Association of Internet Researchers Book Award and was shortlisted for the Surveillance & Society Journal’s 2013 Book Prize; and numerous journal articles and book chapters. She is also a co-author of Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen Law & Business, 4th ed. 2015), the leading textbook in copyright law. Professor Cohen is a member of the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Francesca Episcopo

Francesca Episcopo is a hybrid kind of researcher, with a commitment to European private law but frequent inroads into social sciences, jurisprudence, and political theory, with a strong interest in the role and configuration of private law adjudication in pluralistic legal settings and the challenges posed by new technologies. She holds a degree in law summa cum laude from the University of Pisa (2014), with a specialization in private law and comparative private law, and an MJur from the University of Oxford (2016). She earned her PhD. – doctor Europeaus, summa cum laude – from the University of Pisa, with a dissertation titled L'effettività del diritto (privato) europeo nella giurisprudenza della Corte di Lussemburgo. Analisi di un concetto indeterminato (2019). In her post-doctoral research, Francesca worked at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna within the Centre of Excellence on the regulation of robotics and AI, and the University of Pisa, within the PENSAMI project on data protection in personalized medicine and the ELATE project on health law and technology. In 2020 and 2021, she was an Emile Noel Fellow at the NYU Jean Monnet Centre for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice; here, she further developed her research on effectiveness towards its publication into a book. From September 2022, Francesca will join the UvA Law School Faculty as an Assistant Professor of European Private Law.

Federico Galli

Federico Galli is a Junior Assistant Professor at CIRSFID-Alma AI, Law School, University of Bologna. In 2021, he obtained the PhD title in Law Science and Technology from the University of Bologna and in Computer Science from University of Luxembourg. His research field covers Computer Law (in particular, privacy, data protection law, contract, and consumer law of AI) and in Law and Ethics of AI. He has published on Italian and international journals. He is currently involved in several projects in legal and ethical issues of computation and in legal informatics.




Raphaël Gellert

Raphaël Gellert is an Assistant professor at Radboud University, where is a member of the Radboud Business Law Institute and and of the Interdisciplinary Hub for Digitalization and Society (iHub). His current research interests revolve around the digitalisation of the economy, mostly from a data protection and consumer protection perspective. He is the author of The Risk-Based Approach to Data Protection (Oxford University Press, 2020).



Catalina Goanta

Catalina Goanta is Associate Professor in Private Law and Technology at Utrecht University and the Principal Investigator of HUMANads, a Starting Grant funded by the European Research Council, focusing on the regulation of content monetization, particularly influencer marketing. She also is one of the editors of the Journal of European Consumer and Market Law and the main legal expert for the consortium organizing the activities of the European Commission’s E-Enforcement Academy.




Orla Lynskey

Orla Lynskey is an Associate Professor at the LSE Law School and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. Her research concerns the effective regulation of digital systems, with a particular focus on data protection law. She is an Editor of International Data Privacy Law and a Modern Law Review editorial committee member.





Eliza Mik

Dr Eliza Mik teaches Contract Law and Legal Technologies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before joining academia, she has worked in multiple software companies, tech start-ups and telecommunication providers in Australia, Malaysia, Poland and the United Arab Emirates advising on e-commerce, software licensing and technology procurement. Throughout her academic career, Eliza maintained a consistent focus has been on the legal implications of transaction automation, including blockchains and Artificial Intelligence, as well as broader issues surrounding the Digital Economy and the proliferation of ubiquitous computing in retail environments. Adopting a practical, commerce-oriented approach, Eliza has published in prominent journals the areas of contract law and the digital economy. Eliza serves on the editorial board committees of the journals ‘Law, Innovation and Technology’ and ‘Technology & Regulation.’ Since March 2021, Eliza has been a member of the UNCITRAL Expert Group on the Digital Economy Project (Vienna) and of the Inclusive Global Legal Innovation Platform on ODR at the Department of Justice (Hong Kong SAR). Her current projects focus on machine learning approaches in legal automation and on legal approaches to smart contracts and smart legal contracts.

Thomas Streinz

Thomas Streinz is the Executive Director of Guarini Global Law & Tech, Fellow at the Institute for International Law and Justice, and Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. He works on Internet governance, the regulation of the global data economy, and global law and technology. At NYU Law, he convenes the Guarini Colloquium: Regulating Global Digital Corporations (with Joseph H. H. Weiler) and teaches courses on Global Data Law (with Angelina Fisher) and Global Tech Law (with Benedict Kingsbury). He is a co-editor of Megaregulation Contested: Global Economic Ordering After TPP (OUP 2019) and of Artificial Intelligence and International Economic Law: Disruption, Regulation, and Reconfiguration (CUP 2021). Recent publications include Confronting Data Inequality, The Beijing Effect: China’s ‘Digital Silk Road’ as Transnational Data Governance, and the Evolution of European Data Law.

Salome Viljoen

Salomé is an Assistant Professor of Law at Michigan Law School. She is interested in how information law structures inequality and how alternative legal arrangements might address that inequality. Salomé’s current work is on the political economy of social data. She is interested in what legal status social data enjoys, what legal interests it implicates, and how the law does (and should) regulate its creation and use. Salomé’s academic work has appeared in the Yale Law Journal and the University of Chicago Law Review Online, as well as in technical venues such as the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency. She also writes essays and articles for places like Nature, the Guardian, Logic Magazine and Phenomenal World.